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Local Business Supports Calvert Trust Kielder

Patrica Arnold, Peter Cockerill and Richard Hunter

A Hexham based accoutancy firm, Patricia J Arnold & Co Ltd have made a genourous donation to Calvert Trust Kielder.

Last week Patricia Arnold spent the morning at Calvert Trust Kielder and handed over a giant cheque to CEO, Peter Cockerill and guest, Richard Hunter for £1,000.  Patricia’s aim over the next year is to play an active role in the charity including attending some of the various outdoor adventure programmes the Trust runs. The donation will be used to bridge the gap between the cost of our service and what the guests can afford.

During Patricia’s visit to the centre she enjoyed a tour of the grounds and lunch and had the opportunity to meet with a group of people taking part in Go Wild Week.

Patricia found the trip very heartening and commented on seeing the Trust’s work first hand:

“I was delighted to be invited to visit Calvert Trust Kielder and see the hard work put in by numerous staff and volunteers and how its work and facilities benefit those who attend the centre. I was also delighted to be able to talk to beneficiaries taking part in one of their outdoor adventure programmes.  Spending time at the Centre makes such a difference in the lives of those affected by disabilities and it was wonderful seeing them take part in all sorts of challenging activities.”

Peter Cockerill, CEO at Calvert Trust Kielder said:

“The funding will help us to keep our services accessible to people with disabilities and their families. Working with local businesses such as Patricia J Arnold & Co Ltd is tremendous value to the Trust not only financially but also in raising our profile in the North East.  We would like to say a huge thank you to Patricia and her team for their support and look forward to developing our relationship further.”

Patricia J Arnold & Co Ltd have always been supporters of both local and regional charities and they believe this is one very close to people’s hearts. For more information on the company visit


If you would like to find out more about how your company can support Calvert Trust Kielder please visit the 'Support Us' pages or you can contact a member of our fundraising team on 01434 250232.



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Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

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Lynn Healey

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